Mika Vainio, currently based in Berlin, was one half of the minimal electronic duo Pan Sonic from Finland, (the other half was Ilpo Väisänen).
Before starting Pan Sonic in the beginning of the 90’s, Mika Vainio has played electronics and drums as part of the early Finnish industrial and noise scene.
His solo works, under his own name and under aliases like Ø, are known for their analogue warmth and electronic harshness. Be it abstract drone works or minimal avant techno, Vainio is always creating unique, physical sounds.
Mika Vainio | Running Up That Hill
He has released on labels like editions Mego, Touch, Wavetrap and Sähkö and he has been producing among others with Alan Vega of Suicide, Keiji Haino, Chicks on Speed, John Duncan and Bruce Gilbert.
PRSZR (pronounced “pressure”) is the duo of Rafal Iwanski (from acclaimed polish percussion duo HATI) and austrian electronic music veteran Pure combining the eerie, computer generated sound world of Pure with the archaic, outer-wordly spaceyness of Iwanski’s percussion play.
PRSZR | At Cocart festival
PRSZR’s first album “Equilirium” was released on Swiss label Hinterzimmer Records in November 2012.
The duo Colin M. Hacklander & Farahnaz Hatam present: “Disneyland? Fuck, man, this is better than Disneyland!” Round II of their piece prepared for ERTZ Festival #14 (2013) in The Basque Country earlier this month.
This year’s festival was dedicated to exploring ‘Los Sonidos de la Guerra’ (the sounds of war). This piece considers war through sonic signifiers & psychology via an elusively didactic effort towards achieving an eventual practical implementation of meta-jurisprudence. Drums, SuperCollider and more.
Colin Hacklander plays drums & percussion & electronics. Based in Berlin. Drummed for Capillary Action, The Observatory, Minneapolis Free Music Society, & as GOOD GOD. Has played Xenakis & Stockhausen, toured with Charles Hayward, and performed with Doudou N’Diaye Rose.
Farahnaz Hatam is an experimental sound artist. Born in Iran, emigrated to the US, received a BA in Molecular Biology then an MFA in Installation Art in NYC. Living in Berlin now since 10 years, working & performing with SuperCollider– an audio-synthesis programming environment. Recent solo festival-performances in Lisboa, London & Festsaal Kreuzberg.
Duo Ratbag & Dr. Nexus: RATBAG aka Julian Davis Percy was born in 1978 in Melbourne, Australia. His sounds are produced through the utilization of a diverse range of materials, consisting of objects found in abandoned factories, self made instruments, prepared guitars, classic analogue effects and samplers as well as traditional guitar playing.
At present he performs with Last Dominion Lost, Helaas, Ultraspeicer and his solo project RATBAG.
Dr. Nexus: the sound of Dr. Nexus is settled in the field of so called harsh noise – industrial – hard tek – deep listening.
Dr. Nexus | At Scharni
For his shows he may use modified effect feedback loops, sampling, rythmsynth, solar sound modules, radio feedbacks and other electronic devices & shnickshnack.
If not playing live, Dr. Nexus is doing compositions, sound installations, sound sculptures & some more… The last 20 years he played, performed, exhibit here, there & there & especially there around europe…
This event is highly recommended by Digital in Berlin! We are giving away 2 x 2 tickets. Just send a mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Vainio, PRSZR at NK” as the subject.
Mika Vainio, PRSZR, Colin M. Hacklander & Farahnaz Hatam, Ratbag & Dr. Nexus LIVE
Saturday, 28 September 2013 | 22:00 CET
NK | Elsenstraße 52 | 2.Hinterhaus Etage 2 | 12059 Berlin/Neukölln
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